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Published On: July 1st, 2016


(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers are excited to announce that Minnesota Twins’ organist Sue Nelson will be playing at Mayo Field when the Honkers are taking on the St. Cloud Rox on Friday, July 8!


Nelson has been the Twins’ organist since 1999, and got her start playing professionally with the Minnesota North Stars in 1981. Nelson loves coming down to Rochester, and it is all because of the fans.


“The fans care about the team, and they want them to succeed,” Nelson said. “I just think it is so cool how much the fans care.”


Nelson loves to play the organ and believes it encourages kids to play music, and she also considers herself a cheerleader.


“My job is to make the fans put their hands together,” Nelson said.


July 8 is American Dairy Association Night at Mayo Field when Nelson will be playing. It is the 22nd annual cow milking contest! First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:00 p.m.


The Honkers’ next home game is Saturday, July 2, when the Duluth Huskies come to town. Saturday is Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Olmsted Medical Center and ABC 6 News! First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:00! Sunday, the Honkers and Huskies battle it out in an afternoon showdown. Sunday is a Kids Club Day, and kids eat for free on the Sports Deck, with the purchase of an adult Sports Deck ticket, and run the bases after the game! First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. and gates open at noon!



The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Honkers as your favorite team